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Nvidia recalls some Shield tablets due to battery fire fears – Reuters


Reuters

Nvidia recalls some Shield tablets due to battery fire fears
Reuters
Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) said it was recalling some of its Shield 8-inch tablets in the United States as the battery in these devices can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The Android-based tablet, which has a price tag of $300-$400, is targeted at gaming …
These tablets are being recalled because of a fire hazardFortune
Nvidia recalls 88000 Shield tablets over possible fire hazardCNET
Nvidia Shield Tablets Recalled Over Fire ConcernsPC Magazine
ZDNet
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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 9:04 pm

Silent circle Blackphone 2 shall support Android during work – The Market Business


VentureBeat

Silent circle Blackphone 2 shall support Android during work
The Market Business
Earlier this year, Google made it quite clear to help enterprise-segment with its Android for Work initiative for its mobile operating system. Now, the company has finally announced its expansion plans that now includes 40 companies including device …
New smartphone tech: Can privacy make a comeback?USA TODAY
Silent Circle's Blackphone 2 Adds Encryption, More Enterprise Security Layers Channel Partners
Android for Work gains mobile-carrier supportRapid News Network
Android Community -Techaeris -RCR Wireless News
all 98 news articles »

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 9:03 pm

Salamander Fungus Could Devastate U.S. Amphibians If Urgent Action Is Not Taken – Headlines & Global News


Headlines & Global News

Salamander Fungus Could Devastate U.S. Amphibians If Urgent Action Is Not Taken
Headlines & Global News
The Ensatina salamander (Ensatina eschscholtzii), which is endemic to North America and vulnerable to the fatal fungal infection. (Photo : Tiffany Yap). Scientists have warned a deadly salamander fungus first identified in 2013 could wipe out the
Salamander fungus threatens all due to pet trade in USASlashGear
Worried Scientists: Stop Salamander Imports NowNewser
Scientists Calling for Salamander Import BanTimes Gazette
Discovery News -Nature World News -Clapway
all 111 news articles »

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 9:03 pm

Zuckerberg ‘miscarriage’ story prompts outpouring of emotions – CNNMoney


CNNMoney

Zuckerberg 'miscarriage' story prompts outpouring of emotions
CNNMoney
"It's a lonely experience," Mark Zuckerberg says, writing about his wife Priscilla Chan's three miscarriages. Zuckerberg's announcement that Chan is now pregnant with a baby girl prompted thousands of congratulatory Facebook (FB, Tech30) messages on …
Bits | Mark Zuckerberg Posts on Facebook: After Miscarriages, We're Having a BabyNew York Times (blog)
Mark Zuckerberg and His Wife Are Expecting a ChildWall Street Journal (blog)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shares painful truth behind wife's pregnancySydney Morning Herald
NBCNews.com -Reuters -Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 9:01 pm

Here’s how to set your default browser in Windows 10 – CNET


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Here's how to set your default browser in Windows 10
CNET
Mozilla's CEO is not very happy with Microsoft's decision to make Microsoft Edge the default browser in Windows 10. But don't worry: Switching the default browser — and all of the default apps — is really easy. set-ff-default.jpg. Set your default
How to make Chrome your default Windows 10 browserCNNMoney
Mozilla boss slams Microsoft for lack of browser choice in Windows 10Telegraph.co.uk
Firefox CEO BLASTS Microsoft over Windows 10, Edge shenanigansThe Register
Computerworld -Irish Examiner
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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 9:01 pm

Suntory whiskey to get aged in space – Fox News


Fox News

Suntory whiskey to get aged in space
Fox News
The best whiskey in the world may soon be able to call itself the best in the universe. Japanese beverage giant Suntory Holdings Ltd. announced plans this week to send six samples of its highly praised whiskies and other alcoholic beverages to the …
The ISS will soon have a second whiskey-aging experimentSlashGear
Japanese Whisky Heads to SpaceNDTV
Whisky Is Being Sent to the ISS, But It Won't Get Astronauts DrunkGizmodo
Fortune -Forbes -The American Bazaar
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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 7:53 pm

Google refuses French order to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ globally – Toronto Sun


Los Angeles Times

Google refuses French order to apply 'right to be forgotten' globally
Toronto Sun
BRUSSELS – Google Inc. is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to scrub search results worldwide when users invoke their "right to be forgotten" online, it said on Thursday, exposing itself to possible fines. The French data
France Wants EU's Right to Be Forgotten to Apply in Global Search ResultsSlate Magazine (blog)
Google denies 'right to be forgotten' outside EuropeLos Angeles Times
Google to France: We're Not Expanding the 'Right to be Forgotten'PC Magazine
PCWorld -San Jose Mercury News -TechCrunch
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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 7:20 pm

Meet Earth’s Closest Rocky Neighbor Outside the Solar System – ABC News


ABC News

Meet Earth's Closest Rocky Neighbor Outside the Solar System
ABC News
Earth's closest rocky neighbor outside of the solar system has been confirmed using NASA's Spitzer telescope. The alien rocky planet has been named HD 219134b and is 1.6 times the size of Earth, according to NASA. What makes this exoplanet special is …
NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years awayCNET

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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 4:20 pm

Apple to unveil next Apple TV version in September – BuzzFeed – Reuters


Reuters

Apple to unveil next Apple TV version in September – BuzzFeed
Reuters
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) will launch the next generation of its Apple TV set-top box in September, with a new remote and support for Siri voice control, online publisher BuzzFeed reported on Thursday. The new Apple TV will have a slimmer chassis, a
Apple to Announce Next Apple TV in SeptemberIGN
New, improved Apple TV may come in SeptemberGeek
New Apple TV likely to debut with new streaming service?The American Bazaar
Gospel Herald -The Market Business
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Posted on 31 July 2015 | 3:47 pm

Philae delivered crucial comet data despite its bumpy landing – Engadget


Engadget

Philae delivered crucial comet data despite its bumpy landing
Engadget
Philae had a bumpy landing on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet last November, but that didn't stop it from relaying some important data back to Earth. Papers published in the journal Science reveal how scientists, using the data collected by Philae
Precursors of Life Found on a CometTIME
Philae Lander Discovers 'Frozen Primordial Soup' On Comet 67PImmortal News
New Theory On Creation Of Life On Earth9&10 News
KTXS -National Post
all 8 news articles »

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 3:15 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration

An employee holds BMW logo on production line of BMW C evolution electric maxi-scooter at BMW motorcycle plant in BerlinBy Edward Taylor and Julia Love FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – BMW and Apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook went to BMW's headquarters last year and senior Apple executives toured the carmaker's Leipzig factory to learn how it manufactures the i3 electric car, two sources familiar with the talks told Reuters. The dialogue ended without conclusion because Apple appears to want to explore developing a passenger car on its own, one of the sources said.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 7:07 pm

With Star Wars relaunch, the Force is with Electronic Arts

The Electronic Arts logo is pictured at the video game developers campus in Burnaby, British ColumbiaElectronic Arts Inc is back from the "dark side". EA said on Thursday that "extremely strong" preorders for "Star Wars: Battlefront" were behind its decision to raise its full-year revenue forecast to $4.45 billion from $4.40 billion. "(EA) is merely trying to rein in runaway expectations for Star Wars, during a highly competitive holiday window for first-person shooters," Barclays analyst Chris Merwin, who raised his price target on EA by $14 to $82, wrote in a research report.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 6:47 pm

Uber, driver attorneys maneuver toward crucial hearing

Uber logo is seen on a vehicle near Union Square in San Francisco, CaliforniaUber Technologies Inc is jostling with drivers suing for reimbursement of their expenses in advance of an important hearing next week in the fight over whether drivers are independent contractors or employees entitled to benefits. Three drivers sued Uber in a federal court in San Francisco, contending they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gas and vehicle maintenance. If allowed to proceed as a class action, the 2013 lawsuit could cover more than 160,000 California drivers and give plaintiffs leverage to negotiate a settlement.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 7:02 pm

Uber valued at about $51 bln after latest funding round: WSJ

Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in MadridUber raised close to $1 billion in the round, bringing its total funding to more than $5 billion, WSJ reported on Friday, citing one of the people. Investors in the latest round include Microsoft Corp and the Indian media conglomerate Bennett Coleman & Co's Times Internet, the report said. "We filed to authorize this new funding more than two months ago," Kristin Carvell, a spokeswoman for Uber said in an email.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 8:54 pm

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg and wife expecting a baby girl

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and wife Priscilla Chan arrive on the red carpet during the 2nd annual Breakthrough Prize Award in Mountain View, CaliforniaBy Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, he said on his Facebook page on Friday. Zuckerberg, 31, did not say when their daughter is due but said the pregnancy was far enough along that the risk of miscarriage was low. Zuckerberg, who often uses his Facebook page to make both corporate and personal announcements, opened up about the emotions he and Chan, who is a doctor, have felt while trying to have children.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 7:32 pm

University of Connecticut says hit by hackers from China

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) – The social security numbers and credit card details of up to 6,000 University of Connecticut students, faculty and others may have been stolen by cyberhackers from China, the university said on Friday. Officials detected a potential breach of the School of Engineering’s network in March and an investigation uncovered that hackers may have gained access to it as early as September, 2013, spokesman Tom Breen said. Breen said the hack has been traced to China “based on the type of cyber-attack that was launched, and the software used.” He added the FBI and several state agencies have been notified.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 8:53 pm

Uber valuation tops $50 bn with latest funding: report

San Francisco-based Uber claims to be in some 250 cities and 58 countriesGlobal ridesharing startup Uber has closed a deal raising nearly $1 billion in fresh capital, pushing its valuation to more than $50 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report, citing people familiar with the deal, said investors in the latest round include Microsoft Corp. and the investment arm of Indian media conglomerate Bennett Coleman & Co. Uber did not immediately respond to an AFP request for comment.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 8:48 pm

BMW paying electric car owners to delay charging in Bay Area

BMW paying Bay Area i3 owners up to $1,540 to delay chargingCarmaker has teamed up with Pacific Gas & Electric to curb power grid demand by giving i3 drivers gift cards if they charge at off-peak hours.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 8:32 pm

Gold-plated smartphone raises cash for Cecil the Lion’s home

Gold-plated smartphone raises cash for Cecil the Lion's homeGoldgenie, a company known for blinging up tech devices, offers a golden HTC One M9 to raise funds for Cecil the Lion's national park in Zimbabwe.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 8:28 pm

FDA warns of security flaw in Hospira infusion pumps

By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday advised hospitals to stop using Hospira Inc’s Symbiq infusion system, saying a security vulnerability could allow cyber attackers to take control of the system remotely. The agency issued the advisory some 10 days after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned of the vulnerability in the pump, which is used to deliver medications directly into the bloodstream of patients. The FDA and DHS cited research from independent cyber security expert Billy Rios, who found that remote attacks could be launched on patients by accessing a hospital’s network.

Posted on 31 July 2015 | 8:18 pm